HRTV to Air Chance Rollins Documentary
Updated: Saturday, September 2, 2006 7:21 PM
(from HRTV release)
Posted: Saturday, September 2, 2006 1:15 PM
HorseRacing TV will present a 30-minute documentary Sept. 5 on jockey Chance Rollins's remarkable recovery and intention to return to riding after he sustaining a life-threatening head injury in a horrific spill at Bay Meadows Race Course in June.
Titled "A Lifetime of Chance," the program will be broadcast on September 5 at 9 p.m. EDT.
Hosted by Laffit Pincay III, the program includes an interview with Rollins, who was given a 5% chance of recovery from the severe brain stem injury he suffered. The injury caused him to initially stop breathing after he was thrown from his mount into the infield during the race.
After spending two days in the intensive care unit at Stanford Hospital and being in a medically-induced coma, Rollins was on his feet three days after suffering the serious injury.
"This show marks a new turn of direction for HRTV into a deeper storytelling module, an area of the sport about which we are truly passionate," said Amy J. Zimmerman, executive producer for HRTV.
"We are honored that Chance wanted to tell his story on HRTV, and we are very pleased to bring his remarkable story of strength and survival to our viewers."
Rollins, who began his career as a jockey in 1989, has won more than 2,000 races and annually ranks among the top riders in Northern California.
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